Start by heating 1/3 cup of vegetable oil in a large pot.
When your oil is nice and warm sauté 1 diced white onion…
1 teaspoon of chili powder…
1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper…
And 1/3 cup of flour.
Let your onion, spices, and flour cook over medium heat for a few minutes…
Then slowly whisk in 3/4 cup of lager style beer…
I know right?!
And two cups of heavy cream.
Let these crazy, amazing ingredients cook and thicken up for a few minutes.
Stir in 4 cups of grated cheddar cheese…
2 cups of grated pepper jack…
And lastly a handful of chopped, pickled jalapeno’s.
Also season this cheese sauce with a bit of salt and pepper.
Stir this golden pot of deliciousness over low heat until it’s smooth and creamy.
I hope your tortilla chips are ready for this!
This nacho cheese makes a really great dip…
And of course a killer plate of nachos!
P.S It’s fathers day this Sunday and if the dad in your life isn’t a breakfast in bed kinda guy, I’m betting he might be a nacho cheese guy instead! Happy fathers day to both my husband and my dad. I am beyond lucky to have such a caring father and to also be married to a man who is one of the greatest dad’s I know.
- Recipe slightly from Martha Stewart
- Serves 8 - 10
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 diced white onion
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 3/4 cup lager-style beer
- 4 cups grated cheddar cheese (about 1 pound)
- 2 cups grated Pepper Jack cheese
- handful pickled, chopped jalapeno's
- Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper